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ERC resolves ZAMCELCO vs. WMPC squabble

In a hearing recently conducted pertinent to the controversy involving Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (ZAMCELCO) and Western Mindanao Power Corporation (WMPC) which resulted in a power crisis in Zamboanga City, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has resolved the squabble between ZAMCELCO and WMPC by encouraging the parties to amicably settle their dispute, thereby averting power outages and further damage on Zamboangeños.  

“The parties, ZAMCELCO and WMPC, have reached a compromise agreement, and ZAMCELCO agreed that the amount of PhP220 Million shall no longer be disputed and will be paid on 29 April 2019, while WMPC shall deliver the contracted capacity upon receipt of the said payment for a period of sixty (60) days based on the provisionally approved Power Supply Agreement (PSA) rate granted to WMPC”, ERC Chairperson and CEO Agnes VST Devanadera clarified.  

The parties are scheduled to meet anew on Monday, 29 April 2019, to further discuss ZAMCELCO’s balance of PhP247 Million and execute a Compromise Agreement to be given imprimatur by the ERC.  

The Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) accords the ERC the original and exclusive jurisdiction over all cases contesting rates, fees, fines and penalties imposed by the ERC in the exercise of its powers, functions, and responsibilities and over all cases involving disputes between and among electric power industry participants.

“We are happy to note that the parties were able to come up with a win-win solution which will work for the benefit of the electricity consumers in Zamboanga City.  We urge the electric power industry participants, especially the power generators and distribution utilities, to be conscious and consider the socio-economic impacts of certain actions which should not hinder the delivery of the much needed electric power service to the people that we serve”, Chair Devanadera added.

 

Today at ERC
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hearing Schedules
Time:
09:00
Case No.:
2018-093 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
CEBECO I
Venue:
CEBECO I's Principal Office, Bito-on, Dumanjug, Cebu
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Proposed Three (3) Year Capital Expenditure Projects for the Years 2019 - 2021 with Application for Authority to Secure Loan from the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and/or Private Financial Institution
Time:
09:00
Case No.:
2019-006 CF [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
MORESCO I
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th floor)
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Over/Under Recoveries Based on the Formula for Various Automatic Cost Adjustments and True Up Mechanisms and Corresponding Confirmation Process Pursuant to ERC Resolution No. 16, Series of 2009 and Resolution No. 06, Series of 2013
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2019-001 DR [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
CPGI
Venue:
FICELCO’s Principal Office, Marinawa, Bato, Catanduanes
Title:
In the Matter of the Petition for Full Recovery for Approved Costs in ERC Case No. 2011-030 RC Through Re-Computation of Approved Rate
Time:
14:00
Case No.:
2019-020 CF [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
MOELCI II
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th floor)
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for Confirmation and Approval of Calculations of Over or Under Recoveries in the Implementation of Automatic Cost Adjustments and True Up Mechanisms for the Period 2016 to 2018, Pursuant to ERC Resolution No. 16, Series of 2009 as Amended by Resolution No. 21, Series of 2010, and ERC Resolution No. 23, Series of 2010

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